In the media - A King hit in Hobart

13 December 2010

Con Alumnus and cornet player David King will lead the Glenorchy City Concert Brass concert in Hobart this weekend as the culmination of a week of intensive workshops.

King studied trumpet and cornet at the Conservatorium, and after being named the 1982 Australian cornet champion, he was awarded a scholarship to study music at Salford University College in Manchester, where he graduated with distinction in performance.

He was North of England solo champion three times, and was unbeaten on B flat cornet at the British Open Solo Championships for five consecutive years.

In 1992, King represented the UK and won the prestigious title of International Brass Musician of the Year.

The band has competed in the A Grade level of the Australian National Band Championships each year since 1996 and similar workshops held in March led to it achieving a top-five ranking at this year's competition, the Hobart Mercury reports.

The recent workshops will not only result in a first-class concert tomorrow, but have also been part of a strategy to become one of the top three ranking bands at the 2011 national band championships in Adelaide in April.

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